The Vermont Cynic

The Cynic Reports – A Presidential Candidate Comes Home

Alek Fleury, Managing Editor March 7, 2020

ESSEX JUNCTION—On a rainy Super Tuesday, thousands of people stood for hours in Essex Junction, Vermont, watching live results on the big screen as presidential primaries across the country were called. All...

The sights and sounds of homecoming for Vermont’s presidential candidate

Sen. Bernie Sanders takes the stage in Essex Junction, March 3, 2020.
Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter March 6, 2020

ESSEX JUNCTION—On a rainy Super Tuesday, thousands of people stood for hours in Essex Junction, Vermont, watching live results on the big screen as presidential primaries across the country were called. All...

Despite faults in election system, go vote

Despite faults in election system, go vote
Henry Mitchell March 4, 2020

Today, March 3, is “Super Tuesday” when 14 states will hold their primary elections. Many people are rightfully worried about their preferred candidate not getting nominated as the official Democratic...

Happening now: Live updates from the Bernie Sanders Vermont rally

Happening now: Live updates from the Bernie Sanders Vermont rally
Staff Report March 3, 2020

ESSEX, VT–Two Cynic reporters have traveled to the Champlain Valley Exposition for the Sen. Bernie Sanders Super Tuesday rally. We will be updating this story. 6:30: As supporters start to file...

Don’t count out Bernie Sanders just yet

Don’t count out Bernie Sanders just yet
Matt Heineman February 28, 2020

Political experts on the left sometimes argue that Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters could present a problem for the Democratic Party’s effort to defeat President Donald Trump in the presidential election....

Structural change must come from political revolution

Structural change must come from political revolution
Mills Sparkman February 13, 2020

When Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced her candidacy for president last year, I was thrilled to support her. Now I’m not so sure. Warren was a fresh face to many, myself included. She is...

Democratic socialism is wrong for the U.S.

Democratic socialism is wrong for the U.S.
Ian Nathan March 7, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders helped bring it to the mainstream. Democratic socialism is supposed to create a transition away from capitalism and shift to socialism. Social democracy, or...

As 2020 comes, hold candidates to higher standards

As 2020 comes, hold candidates to higher standards
Emily Johnston February 7, 2019

In the era of #MeToo, it’s not easy to forgive someone who has tolerated  sexual misconduct. Ever since Jan. 2, when I read about several of Bernie Sanders’ staffers being accused of sexual harassment...

Climate Rally Advocates for Student Action

Climate Rally Advocates for Student Action
Meg Trogolo and Lee Hughes October 6, 2018

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch spoke to UVM students at the Rally for Climate Action Sept. 24 in the Davis Center. Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman ’95, UVM faculty, SGA members, alumni and current...

UVM nurses rally to improve work conditions

UVM nurses rally to improve work conditions
Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer May 22, 2018

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders joined with UVM Medical Center Nurses May 12 to work toward improving staffing and work conditions at UVM Medical Center. The Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals...

Shutdown puts aid and grants at risk

Shutdown puts aid and grants at risk
Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer January 22, 2018

UVM will feel the impact of the federal government shutdown if it is not resolved within the next few days. The shutdown began at midnight Jan. 20 after the U.S. Senate was unable to pass a short-term...

Medicare for All Act can’t last

James Simpson November 4, 2017

Vermont's beloved Sen. Bernie Sanders has once again introduced a Medicare for All Act with the hopes of expanding healthcare access to every American. While bringing affordable healthcare to...

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